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  • Four women and myself decided to do something about this. We spent 10 years trying to get women officially people. We were known as the Famous Five. We even have a memorial in Ottawa now. 
  • In 1928, we went to the Supreme Court, and they said that women were not to be considered persons' and they were ineligible to be appointed to the Senate.
  • We then went to the Privy Council. This is where they officially ruled women as person's. 
  • Because of the hard work of Emily Murphy and the Famous Five, women were declared as person's under law, and were able to be in the Senate. 
  • Women are a long way from where they once were. Women in Canada are given the same rights under the law that men are. Each person should be treated equally, because after all...
  • We ALL are people. 
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